Announcement:  OGS All Member Spring Meeting—April 24th.  Come join us at the Delaware County Fairgrounds picnic shelter.   Starts at 11 am – 3 pm.  Please bring your own lunch (no electricity).   Contact Nelson Litzenberg  (740) 501-7918, to RSVP, add to agenda, and/or more details!

Announcement:  A New Gourd Patch Sprouting in NorthWest Ohio—April 10.  Christie DeLamater, OGS member in Waterville, Ohio, is looking for fellow gourd enthusiasts to start a new gourd patch in NW Ohio.   Come to a start-up meeting on April 10, Waterville Ohio Pop-It-Paint-It store.  Starts at 10 am, ends at noon.   Contact Christie DeLamater  (419) 343-0771, to RSVP .



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Ohio Gourd Society Shirts and Other Merchandise!

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ohio Gourd Society.

We have a wide range of items including  “GOT GOURDs?” theme.   We have many choices including  sweat shirts, aprons, hats, mugs and key chains. You can also find us on Facebook

2021 Ohio Gourd Show

At this time we are planning to have our Ohio Gourd Show in 2021 on October 1, 2 and 3. We will keep you posted on COVID-19 and how it might affect our activities.

Wacky Kids Krates

We currently are partnering with the Arts Council of Westerville on their Wacky Kids Krates.  These kits include two gourd projects submitted by the Ohio Gourd Society.  What a wonderful gift that will keep your child busy creating something of their own to make them proud and possibly offer them a new hobby to continue in the future.

We’re Living the Gourd Life

Ohio Gourd Patches

Central Ohio
Meets near Columbus at the Sunbury Community Library, Sunbury, Ohio

Contact Vikkie Mustad
vmustad51@gmail or

West Central Ohio
Meets at Shawnee Prairie Park (Darke County)

Contact Celia Roberts

Start One
Gourd Patch Launch

Start a Gourd Patch near you. Meet, socialize, exchange plants, gourds, and art. Create special events like The Grand Illumination!

For Kids
Youth Program

OGS Youth Program is open to young people ages 5 to 18. $50 Award for successful completion of the program each year!

Congratulations to our first successful participant of 2020, Mckenna H, mentored by Vikkie Mustad.

OGS provides opportunities for creativity, learning, community involvement and sharing of talents to people of all ages.

Posts from Facebook:

Introducing our new Gourdman T-shirt!! On sale now at our website This shirt comes in Khaki and comes in kids sizes as well as adult! Don't forget if you order in the next 10 days, you can pick up your order at the April 24th meeting and avoid the shipping cost. (meeting is at 11 am at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Picnic Area). ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out this new gourd patch in the Toledo area. What a great opportunity! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Jean Hutmacher
Happy Easter Peeps.Still looking and canvassing for auction donations. I have enough for Friday and Saturday of show need a bunch for Sunday and walk about raffles. Please consider donating a piece of gourd art, dry gourds, green gourds. You can bringtoshowFriday and Saturday or contact me for making a pick up plan. I will be at SPRING MEETING-AND ACCEPT THERE.I have it refused any donation. Auctions, raffles help with show expenses and show plans. We are a gifted community,we are creative we are imaginative.something forSunday would maybe inspire others to pick up a gourd and create. Reach me on Instagram, or email Some ideas craft books, supplies,completed art pieces, maybe you quilt or paint.ands apes.bring it on. Thanks y’all for listening. Donna ... See MoreSee Less
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Gourdman enjoying a spring day out amongst the daffodils at Kingwood Center in Mansfield. Happy Easter! ... See MoreSee Less
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Calling all are all invited to our Spring meeting April 24, 11-3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds shelter house. Bring your own lunch. There is no electricity. We are excited to get together, socialize and talk over plans for the 2021 Gourd Show. We welcome your ideas. RSVP Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget to check out our online store. Free delivery to the Spring Meeting on April 24 at 11 am at the Delaware Fairgrounds. So don't miss this opportunity! Coming soon: Gourdman T-shirts for adults AND kids!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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We have an opportunity to put up a display at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH. They are looking for floral gourd arrangements or containers. I don't think they have to have the flowers in them, since they have plenty of choices there at Kingwood Center. Does anyone have anything that we can use for these displays? ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Mark Mineart
ISOI'm looking for a gourd to be used as a non-functioning drinking vessel for a character in Otterbein's upcoming production of the Tempest. If you have an inside line on such a gourd, the production would be most appreciative. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
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The West Central Gourd Patch has been busy. Wonderful Gourd Creations. Want to start a Gourd Patch near you? Check out our website for details. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are looking for photos of kids enjoying the gourd show to use in some of our advertising. Please look through your collection and share with us some gems. Thank you in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ohio Gourd Society: Active and Social

We host meetings each year in addition to our signature event, The Ohio Gourd Show!

You can find us on Facebook, meet with your local gourd patch, start one of your own, get involved in our board or our youth program, or donate to support the work of our organization!

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